Member of Commission II of the DPR RI Aminurokhman said the Working Committee for the Establishment of Laws for the Provinces of North Sulawesi, South Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi and Central Sulawesi is part of the Committee on Provincial Draft Bills of Commission II of the DPR RI which concerns the interests of areas of interest to more advanced provinces. Therefore, local wisdom in each province needs to be accommodated in the Provincial Draft Law, including regional boundaries, which are expected to guarantee the existence of the province.
“So far, the legal basis used for the formation of Sulawesi is still using the legal basis of the Law of the United States of Indonesia (RIS) in the future by having its own law. Each province is expected to be more advanced and better able to manage the potential of natural resources and lead to an increase in people’s welfare,” said Aminurokhman after a meeting of the Committee for the Provincial Draft Bill of the Indonesian House of Representatives Commission II with the Governors of North Sulawesi and Southeast Sulawesi Governors and their staff, at the Governor’s Office. North Sulawesi, Manado, Wednesday (January 26, 2022).
The member of the NasDem Party faction of the DPR RI explained that the law to be revised regarding the province in Sulawesi should not conflict with existing laws, namely concerning regional autonomy and existing authorities, and detailed documents from regional heads submitted to Commission II of the DPR RI. can get a response from the Ministry of Home Affairs (Kemendagri) as a representative of the government.
“The legal basis for each province can provide an acceleration for development, because so far the regulatory basis is still one. So with this Provincial Law, I am optimistic that in the future, each of these provinces will be able to export all their potential for the welfare of the community,” explained the East Java II electoral district legislator.
Aminurokhman added, the revision of the Provincial Law is not only to provide legal certainty to existing provinces, but also concerns more significant interests in the context of future development, if the regional head has legal standing, it will certainly provide a more maximum contribution in developing his territory, especially in the Sulawesi region.
“In North, Southeast, Central and South Sulawesi, I am sure that regional heads have a commitment, the autonomy rights that have been regulated by law, will of course also be the basis for the performance of regional heads in the future. And the Provincial Laws that we will revise must all be integrated and in line because this is for the benefit of the community, many residents in the region, “concluded Aminurokhman.